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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)

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  • Diogenes: Diogenes (name) Diogenes of Sinope (412–323 BCE), the philosopher, better known as Diogenes the Cynic or simply Diogenes Diogenes (genus) is a genus of
  • Diogenes Laërtius: Diogenes Laertius (/daɪˈɒdʒɨniːz leɪˈɜrʃiəs/; Greek: Διογένης Λαέρτιος, Diogenēs Laertios; fl. c. 3rd century CE) was a biographer of the Greek philosophers
  • Diogenes of Sinope: Diogenes of Sinope (/daɪˈɒdʒəˌniːz/; Greek: Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς, Diogenēs ho Sinōpeus) was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy
  • Diogenes of Babylon: Seleucia, see Diogenes of Seleucia. Diogenes of Babylon (also known as Diogenes of Seleucia; Greek: Διογένης Βαβυλώνιος; Latin: Diogenes Babylonius;
  • Romanos IV Diogenes: Romanos IV Diogenes (Greek: Ρωμανός Δʹ Διογένης, Rōmanós IV Diogénēs), also known as Romanus IV, was a member of the Byzantine military aristocracy who
  • Diogenes of Byzantium: Diogenes (Greek: Διογένης; died c. 129) was the bishop of Byzantium for approximately fifteen years (114–129 AD). He succeeded Bishop Sedecion. He was
  • Diogenes of Oenoanda: of Diogenes of Oenoanda. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-10461-6 Smith, Martin Ferguson. (1996), The philosophical inscription of Diogenes of
  • Diogenes of Tarsus: World of Diogenes of Oenoanda, page 53. University of Michigan Press. (1996). Strabo, xiv.5.15 Diogenes Laërtius, x. 26, 119, 136, 138 Diogenes Laërtius

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* When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. - John W. Gardner

* 'Bury me on my face,' said Diogenes and when he was asked why, he replied, 'Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.' - Laertius Diogenes

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